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‘My Life is Hell’: A woman devil contract

'Ma Vie Est Un Enfter', (My Life is Hell) French film woven around a story of a middle aged woman falls in love with an annoying demon will be screened at 3.00 pm on Tuesday Sept 16 and at 6.30 pm on Wednesday September 17 at the Alliance Francaise, Barnes Place, Colombo-7.

Directed by Josiane Balasko, the film revolves around Léah, a dowdy spinster who resents her self-obsessed mother and hates her job as a dental assistant. Her dream is to be young and beautiful so that she can seduce the psychiatrist she visits frequently. The Devil hears her prayer. Summoned when Léah reads the inscription on a fetish mirror which her mother gave her, the Devil's servant Abargadon appears. He offers her the body she craves in exchange for her soul. Reluctantly, Léah signs the contract and at last has the where with all to seduce her dream lover (who gets more than he bargained for).

Abargadon learns that he has made a terrible mistake when the Archangel Gabriel appears and tells him he has corrupted the wrong person. He should instead have bought the soul of Léah's mother, the original owner of the mirror. Léah's contract with the Devil is cancelled and Abargadon finds himself transformed into a mortal. Unless he mends his ways, Abargadon will die in three months' time and thereafter endure an eternity in Hell. In love with Abargadon, Léah does all she can to save his soul. However, for this servant of Old Nick, old habits die hard...

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